I was puttering around, an “oldies” station playing in the background, when “Winchester Cathedral” came on. Composed by the New Vaudeville Band in the mid-60’s, it’s a snappy little number … nothing like the reserved and reverent structure of its namesake. I remember the cathedral as a highlight of my visit to the UK.
I dug out this picture to refresh my memory. The distance to the altar from this camera position is the length of a football field. Overall length of the cathedral is 554′. Founded in 642 AD, the current structure was consecrated in 1093.
So much history in this building alone, the UK makes US history look like Cliff’s Notes.
Thought for the Day: The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future. Theodore Roosevelt